This post may have affiliate links, which means I may receive commissions if you choose to purchase through links I provide (at no extra cost to you). Thank you for supporting the work I put into this site!
16

Oster Blender – Review – Yes, I’ve Been Using it for a Long Time

The best and most honest reviews are the ones about products we actually use. The Oster Blender is one of them. I’ve had it for years, blendermeaning that it lasts for a long time. That’s always good to know. And I have put it through some heavy use 😉 which I definitely do not recommend, but it is certainly a plus point. This blender can perform. At least I know that 🙂

Pros

  • Its design: it’s elegant and unpretentious
  • Easy to use: no overwhelming array of buttons, but just the right amount of buttons for its most important functions
  • 16-speed: Ice crush, easy clean, grind, milkshake, frozen drink, smoothie, mash, beat, mix, purée, cream, chop, and whip are the functions this blender offers.
  • Size: which makes it easy to store in the cupboard
  • Dishwasher safe
  • Easy to assemble after cleaning
  • Stainless steel
  • Listed as “Amazon’s Choice”

Cons

  • Perhaps its basic functions may not be enough for some people. It all depends on what you need it for. It is not recommended for industrial use, but definitely for home use.

Price

priceAmazon offers the best price for this blender. It offers new and used items. I recommend getting a new one. I am not keen on getting used items, you never know what they’ve been through 😉

So, depending on what type of shipping you prefer, the price ranges between $45.99 and $58.99 US. I got one myself, and I must say that you are really getting value for your money.

Why Did I Buy it?

Basically, I was in need of a good blender. As a vegan, a blender (and a food processor) are indispensable in the kitchen. I had one before, but it didn’t last long, but that one was also very low-priced. As my father always told me “Cheap often turns out to be quite expensive” And he was right. Cheap stuff doesn’t always last that long. I think we’ve all had those experiences.

While the Oster Blender is not that expensive, it doesn’t belong in the cheap category either. When I went out to get my much coveted blender, the Oster was promoted at a local store, and it caught my eye. It had everything I needed. A nice amount of buttons, and it looked easy to use. And the price convinced me.

So, then, why did I buy it?

The combination of price and functionality.

green-smoothie

It was exactly what I needed and it seemed like a good investment. For once, I listened to my father and I got something that was not the cheapest. I didn’t buy the most expensive one either, but that is not always necessary, is it? I have seen some awesome blenders with a wide array of functions, but when I saw their prices, my wallet squeaked a little protest.

My Oster is just what I want, and after several years, my investment still has its value. So yes, once again my father proved his point. I still have my Oster Blender and it performs splendidly.

What did my Oster Blender Endure in my Kitchen?

Well, of course, the simple stuff such as smoothies and soy or almond milk shakes, mashing boiled beans to make the delicious Mexican frijoles or to create vegan sausages, making vegan ice cream with frozen chopped bananas (would you like the recipe?), mango sorbets, broccoli cream, chocolate sauce for raw banana-chocolate pie, coconut whipped cream, and so many other delicacies.

I’ve also used the chopper to make special meals for sick puppies (I rescued dogs and cats for twenty years), and my Oster Blender made it through all that 😉

So, do I recommend it? I totally and wholeheartedly do. Please let me know in the comments if you have any questions about the Oster Blender.

 

Spread the love

Christine

16 Comments

  1. Hi Christine,
    Now you made me hungry! Haha
    What is your recipe for the delicious Mexican frijoles? That made me hungry right away!
    Oh, and do you have a recipe for homemade salsa?
    Very good review! You sparked my interest 🙂
    All my best,
    Donna

    • Hi Donna, for the Mexican frijoles, you can do it the fast or the slower way. Traditionally, you would use dry beans, soak them for 6-8 hours or overnight, cook them for an hour or until they’re tender enough to mash with a fork (I use a blender for that). Blend the tender beans with half an onion, half a teaspoon of salt, “epazote” (Mexican herb), and some pepper. Instead of epazote you can also use basil leaves or any other herb that you like to use. Sometimes I add crushed chillie pepper, it all depends on my mood ?.
      For the salsa, chop up two large tomatoes, add a handful of cut basil leaves, a pinch of salt, pepper, add a chopped up chillie pepper(optional), and two tablespoons of olive oil. Put the salsa on tortilla chips, and enjoy ?

  2. Hi Christian, I am so glad I came across this article. I have been looking at blenders as my little ninja just doesn’t cut it with all things. I drink a lot of smoothies and most of them have kale or spinach in them so I normally have to chop the greens up and then blend and even then they don’t always get chopped up as good as I like them. So I will be checking out the Oyster blender to see if maybe it would be better. I am going to do a check on Amazon Thanks again for a thorough review.
    Blessings,
    Lynda

    • Hi Lynda, I’ve used it to make many smoothies and it went just fine, also for green smoothies. I’ve added spinach and it was chopped up well. I’m so glad that my review was of any help 🙂
      Thank you for visiting my page 🙂

  3. Wow, sixteen speeds is a great selection.  Have you ever had any food you tried to use in the blender and it would not process it properly?

    I like the fact that you actually own one and are giving your personal experience with it.   It is so much better a review in my opinion when you speak from experience.  

    It is a very reasonable price too, under sixty bucks, a good deal for such a good blender, thanks

    • Hi Phil,

      So far I have not come across an item I couldn’t blend, except for hard frozen bananas. I had to wait 5-8 minutes before I could blend them to make ice cream 🙂 but that’s ok, I think. I am very happy with this blender.

  4. Thanks for this thorough and useful review of the Oster Blender. That you have personally used one for many years tells me that the review was written from the heart and you know what you are talking about. The price is also very reasonable. I know it may not have a lot of fancy features, but what it has is enough for my needs.

    Over the years I have tried many brands and models as I too am really hard on blenders and put them through their paces a few times a week at a minimum. The motors burn out, the pieces get lost (the whole family uses the blender) and the power needed is not there often.

    I am willing to give the Oster Blender a try, as I need a new one now. Rather than try the latest fad blender that everyone is raving about, I think it is time to get the Oster Blender into the home kitchen. I have confidence that it will do the job based on your review!

    • Hi Dave,

      That’s great, and right on time for Christmas! 🙂 I hope that this time the pieces won’t get lost 😉

  5. This looks like the perfect and really handy blender for all your basic needs. I am looking mainly for a smoothie maker and the blade must be strong. 

    I wonder if you perhaps can tell me how many liters this blender takes. I need at least a 1.5 liter capacity so that I can blend for four people at a time. 

    • Hi Michel,

      This blender can hold approximately 1.3 – 1.5 liters. It is enough for 4 people.

  6. Hell Christine;
      I am a naturalist and amateur bodybuilder and I will admit it here it is very often a real nightmare to concoct a delicious fruit juice from the return of training. I cut everything by hand and I pile everything in mortar before passing it all through a sieve, since the death of my old blender I no longer had the heart to offer me a new one; but your article has finished convincing me to buy this one or one similar to it. thank you.

    • Hi Moi,

      As a naturalist and a body builder you can’t really go without a blender, can you? 😉 Cutting up your veggies and fruits and passing them through a sieve sounds like a lot of hard work. I’m glad you’re looking at this blender here 😉

  7. In the search for a blender since the one I have had for only had for a two years doesn’t work anymore.  I was looking for a blender that is easy to use but can do a lot of different blends.  This one has so many options that will fit our family as we make shakes all the time but I never thought of using one to make different foods with.  Do you think this one is the best for everyday use as we never put it away making shakes daily and most of the time twice a day.  The other one we had didn’t last but don’t want to jump on the first one that I read about and this is about the tenth review but has been the most imfomative and useful review.  Thank you for putting together all of the great information. 

    Douglas

    • Hi Douglas,

      There are times when I use this blender to make shakes every day and sometimes several times a day. It hasn’t let me down once. It is made of strong material and it will last.

  8. Hey Christine,

    Thanks for creating a helpful post. I have also a blender but it is not outdated. I found your review very useful. I make my decision to buy one Oster Blender for my kitchen. I also like the receipe your suggested. We will try it and make some delicious items. Oster 6812-001 Core 16-Speed Blender with Glass Jar is good for our kitchen.

    Thank you

    Parveen

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *